I'm looking for a good video card for my new Intel E6600 processor machine and i almost decided upon getting 2 ATI cards and go crossfire until i found out some disturbing things about them and the fact that nvidia/sli is just betterr in many ways so now i'm having second thougths. I was considering the following configuration: Asus P5w Deluxe board with 2 ATI Radeon x1950 pro cards or getting 1 ATI Radeon x1950xtx card now and getting 1 x1950 crossfire edition a few months down the road for crossfire mode. This is because i wont have the cash to buy both of them at one time, these cards are pretty expensive. I dont know anyone who has an ATI card/cards, all my friends have nvidia/sli, so i have no one to talk to about its pros and cons. Almost all ATI cards, except for the x1950 pro, have that master/dongle setup which most people find annoying.I'm not familiar with how exactly that works and why is it considered bad. What interests me the most is how does that affect performance does it make 2 cards work better or worse? I've also heard that there are some games that are not supoported by ATI cards and some kind of problem/diffuculty with drivers. Also the word is that is nvidia's software/setup is easier to use. I dont know how true all this stuff is, i've read some great reviews for x1950 pro and x1950xtx and people who bought these cards in online stores also rated them highly. I need someone to put my mind at ease about crossfire or tell that its crap and why is it crappy and i should go with nvidia/sli instead.